Today was the day that I had been waiting for, the day the hardwood floor would be sanded in two of the bedrooms that were terribly damaged, the hall landings and the main staircase. They ended up taking the white hand rail spindles to get to the outer edges at which point I decided to paint them as it will be so much easier then painting them once they are back on the stairs. Not all could be removed but those that have, have been numbered and once painted I will put them back in, it is just like a puzzle the way all the pieces fit together.